Phil Gaimon contends with Girona's loud church bells, enjoys a trip to Nice with his mother, and dines at the best restaurant in the world, Can Roca.
Phil Gaimon returns to Slipstream's Cannondale team after a year away, with a new perspective after the loss of his father.
Optum's Phil Gaimon walks through the finer points of how to make the most of a race's breakfast buffet — always keep an eye on your toast.
Gaimon wraps up his season in Asia and then tries to avoid making eye contact with his bike during a four-week break from riding
It's funny how the races you focus on and prepare for can go to hell, just like a big result can come by accident, when you least expect it
Phil Gaimon enjoyed riding past redwoods, the ocean, and more during stage 4 at the Tour of California
The Garmin-Sharp rider talks about Rohan Dennis' defeat in a team bet, which he overshadowed with a victory on Mount Diablo
Phil Gaimon recounts his day of being mistaken as a favorite by the press and his friends, and teammate Dennis' no-cussing bet
The Garmin-Sharp rider talks about a pre-race illness and a stage 1 crash that plagued the team in California
When the race starts, the public-relations storm is over, the schedules are issued, and your smart pro goes into "dumb animal mode"
Phil Gaimon writes about riding onto the podium at his first race as a member of Garmin-Sharp
The Bissell rider talks about the first two stages at the USA Pro Challenge, which included an unnecessary bottle run for his teammates
Phil Gaimon relays his conversations with Mount Nebo, Jens Voigt, and his legs in the Wasatch mountains
Gaimon shares his thoughts on the second stage in Utah, which featured 10,000 feet of climbing
Bissell rider talks about racing in the California heat and bumping handlebars with Tyler Farrar
Bissell rider talks about team training camp in California, taking home stuff from sponsors and drinking his favorite beverage
With support from family, friends, and his new Bissell team, "Phil the Thrill" is headed to altitude and hoping to leave a yellow jersey behind
With amateur doping cases gaining notoriety, local racers in Florida are taking anti-doping into their own hands
I’m on the way back from the last race of the year, for me, and for Kenda–5 Hr-Geargrinder (as always, sorry for the mouthful, but the sponsors paid for it, so it’s the least I can do).
" ... Someone should invent an “emergency brake.” I’m not sure how it should work (I’m just the idea man), but when there is a crash in the field, there’d be nothing worse than watching it come and having no way to avoid it. Maybe if you could just pull a parachute ..."
Since my last blog entry in July, the theme of my life has been “all kitted up and nowhere to go.”
I first met Jeremy Powers in 2008, when he was living in a huge barn-looking house in Hadley, Massachusetts, with a wide assortment of cyclocross racers, amateur teammates of mine, and their significant others.
Editor's Note: Phil Gaimon, 25, is a Velo magazine columnist and third-year pro racer for Kenda-5 Hr Energy Presented by Gear Grinder. He has an English degree from the University of Florida, and owns online stores at podiumcycling.com and sharethedamnroad.com.
I’d say the main difference between Quebec and France is that when you’re driving along the Riviera, you don’t have to watch out for moose. That said, I didn’t get to see any moose this week. I was pretty sure I saw a bear win stage 6, but it turned out to be Svein Tuft.
Kenda-5 Hour Energy's Phil Gaimon knew he was in for a long day when the rumors began circulating: Portions of stage one would be neutralized, it would be shortened to a prologue, or he'd have to do the full race, and the lead moto would be replaced with a snowplow.
" Remember watching news stories of Katrina victims, staying on rows of air mattresses and cots in big, open rooms? That’s us right now: disaster relief housing. It’s no Katrina, but nine dudes in one room does qualify as a disaster."
VeloNews' newest online rider diarist is domestic pro Phil Gaimon of Kenda-Geargrinder. Gaimon already is well known to readers of VeloNews magazine as the author of one of our most popular (and funniest) features: Ask a Pro.